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This world is one big game of "Go"-- Black against White, Light against Darkness --and we all have a choice to make: Do we war FOR the Light?

...or against it?




Victory Long Time Coming

So the US Supreme Court, in a 6-3 vote, has upheld Indiana's state law requiring voters to present ID before they can vote. This should be a no-brainer to everyone, but not everyone sees the Justice's decision as a good thing. The long, storied democratic tradition of voter fraud is finally put on notice. Obama, no surprise, has blasted the ruling.

Many media outlets are spinning this as a divided decision by the Justices, and technically they're right, but they're implying that this was a five-four split. Truth is, it was six-three... two-thirds. That, my friends, is called a super majority.

Will this ruling keep some people from the polls? It certainly will. Anyone who cannot prove they are Joe Voter with a photo ID.

But why do Democrats have a problem with people proving who they are in order to vote? The typical response is "everyone has the right to vote!"

But how many Democrats-- and how many Republicans for that matter --know that there is no constitutional right to vote in a general election? Perhaps the reason Democrat bigwigs don't like it is because of the very reason Indiana passed the law in the first place. To prevent voter fraud.

But Democrats want everyone to be able to vote! No they don't. They only want those who will vote "Democrat" to vote. If they wanted everyone to vote they wouldn't consistently seek to throw out military absentee ballots, which largely go to Republican candidates.



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Spring Cleaning

And let's get one thing straight right here and now.

There. Is. No. Such. Thing. As. "The. Black. Church."

None whatsoever. There is only ONE Church, and you either are, or aren't a member. Your membership in the only TRUE church is not predicated upon the color of your skin, the color of your neighborhood, the color of your heart, the color of your faith, the color of your dogma, or the color of your pastor. It is based solely on the color of the shed blood of Jesus Christ.

If you make it to heaven, you won't see a single Baptist, Episcopal, Presbyterian, Anglican, Universalist, Unitarian, Emergent, Oprah-Tolle, whatever. All you will find are children of God.

Jeremiah makes the grave error of establishing a "Black Church" either in reality or in his and the minds of his followers. The media allows Wright and Obama both to paint their critics as racist, but there is nothing racist about attacking the Black Church, when the racism exists within the minds of Wright and all those who cling to the false god they've erected and labeled "the Black Church." They are the racists for creating an unscriptural division within the body of Christ.

You cannot make me or any rational thinker believe that Barack Obama did not know who and what Jeremiah Wright was before today. Nothing Wright said the last three days is any different than what he's said in the last twenty years.

At question is NOT the color of Obama's skin, the color of his pastor, or the color of his church. It's the color of his judgment. A few weeks back Obama says he can no more disown Wright than he can disown the black community. Now that he's not only disowned Wright, but threw him under the bus as well, will he now disown the black community? Look at Al Sharpton! He's accused Obama of grandstanding "in front of white people."

So... first Obama wasn't black enough [according to race-pimp Sharpton], then he's 'the Black man's dream come true,' and now he getting uppity in front of white folk.

America is divided enough as it is. Obama as president will only deepen the racial divide. The spector of Wright, however fair or unfair it may be, hangs like a pall over Barack's head.



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Spring Cleaning

Don't let the title fool you. Yes, I'm doing a little spring cleaning, but it's more complicated that the title suggests.

I brood. I mull. I take my time. I allow far too much to percolate, simmer, what have you. My point being, I've had a lot on my mind these last several months, and I'm finally getting around to dragging it all out into the light of day. Furthermore, I have neither the patience nor intention of being either orderly or polite. If you find yourself offended? Well, I can't concern myself with that at present.

Preliminaries out of the way, I must admit here and now that I am sick to death of just about everything "Blog," including my own. You shouldn't however construe that to mean that I intend to quit. All of this bores me to tears. And yet it takes up more time in my day to day than I can afford or allow... and yet... I do.

"Why is that?" I ask myself.

I guess I'm fascinated with stupidity. Not just in myself, but especially in others-- There are a few prime examples in my blog-roll. Beyond mere stupidity, I am especially fascinated by the astounding inability of far too many online bloggers to think for themselves. And what I mean by that is the appalling inability to present coherent arguments that are based on honest personal reflection, and not the parroted memes and distortions of "faction-handlers."

There is a truly fascinating glimpse into this kind of stupidity here. One commenter in particular seems incapable of making a single valid defense of the posts' content. We can all be thankful he's not a professional heckler. I can't imagine anyone being paid to be so inane. But then look at politics today.

Here's something that ticks me off to no end. Something that makes me so angry I'm having to struggle as I type to not inject the things I'd really like to say. Let me begin by saying, "Barack Obama." Now let me add to that: "Obama Supporters." There is so much deceit, myopia, out-right blindness, and evil rhetoric involved in this man's campaign it surprises me that so few actually see it. And it pisses me off that the perpetrators are allowed to get away with it.

As things stand right now no one can say anything negative about Obama without idiots calling you a racist. Obama spends twenty years in the congregation of a hate-filled preacher, but we're racist if we draw attention to it. Obama can associate with an unrepentant terrorist bomber, but we're racist if we draw attention to it. We're not down with the Black Man's struggle. Well, I wasn't down with Hitler's "Kampf" either, but that doesn't make me a bigot.

Jeremiah Wright can get up in front of the Press Club Ballyhoo, and in front of Chris Wallace and make ridiculous statements about Farrakhan not being the one who 'put chains on me,' or put him in 'a colored man's skin' but if I point out that I didn't do it either, I'm an insensitive racist. Might I also throw a little gas on that fire by pointing out that neither Wright nor Farrakhan were ever slaves? That no one ever put them in chains? That the color of their skin is God's doing, and not any white man alive today? Or ever?

But pointing this out makes me a racist.

Very soon Denmark's major cities will have a Muslim majority. What happens when the Muslims institute Sharia Law in Denmark? Dhimmitude for Danes with a long ancestral history in Denmark? Rapes of Danish whites by Muslim men are all but excused because to draw attention to the difference in culture is to be "insensitive." We mustn't offend the Muslims. We mustn't offend the Blacks. We mustn't offend anyone who may, by our very presence, be offended. How far do we take this doctrine of Educational/Indoctrinal Multiculturalism crap? At what point do we stand up and say, "NO! This is wrong!"

How long do we suffer idiots who can't even read the clear and concise English of Romans 1? If we publicly state that God abhors homosexuality we are called bigots, hate-mongers, homophobes. We are accused of Hate Speech for saying anything even remotely unflattering to something the Bible calls an abomination. The same idiots will chastise us for being unloving, and unwelcoming... unChrist-like. But no one has said homosexuals aren't allowed church, that they are not to be loved and welcomed. But at what point does anyone wear out their welcome in church? ANYONE? When they continue in their sin and are publicly and defiantly unrepentant. The church is a place to worship, THE Church is a body of believers dedicated to worshiping God and spreading the Gospel. Homosexuals are unwelcome in church if they believe they can continue to be homosexual while simultaneously claiming to be Christian. But I'm a homophobe and "unChrist-like" for saying as much.

The world is fast becoming a desolate wasteland of evil. It's in everything we watch on television. Even the shows I like. It's even on TBN and INSP. Few religious shows are on the doctrinal up and up. Everyone has their own version of the Gospel. Oprah and televangelists alike are steering the church toward heresy and apostasy; the salt has lost its savor. The Dollar is plunging, the Euro is rising, and our leaders are deliberately and inexorably guiding America toward globalization; i.e., world government. Bush Sr and Bill Clinton are in on it. Bush Jr is in on it. Europe is rising swiftly in world dominance. China all but owns the U.S. as it holds much of our debt. "Real ID" goes into effect next year here in the U.S. 2011 in Great Britain. The world is filled with violence. FILLED with violence... with evil imaginations too many to chronicle.

I will never tire of defending the truth of God's word from the lies and warped distortions of idiots and liars, but I am already tired of both the idiots and the liars. Just as I am tired of people who support Barack Obama because he is black, while accusing me of racism because I don't like his politically vacuous and ill-formed policies. I'm tired of people whose best rejoinder is, "ROFL! Says you!"

With few exceptions, no ones using their brain's. No one can think for themselves, relying on others to tell them what the politician said/ what the Bible said/ what events in the news mean. With few exceptions, no one is willing to invest personal effort toward deciphering the signs of the times, and the meaning of portents, let alone the convoluted rhetoric and genuine intent of politicians.

I am tired of stupidity. Stupidity gets communities ired/ gets people killed/ gets nations overthrown.

The level of ignorance in America today is astoundingly evident. To anyone with head on shoulders, as opposed to.....

And no, I'm not even remotely finished.



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Obama Fundraiser Has Terrorist Ties?

If so-- and it really looks so --this news lends weight to the adage, 'A man is known by the company he keeps.' First Jeremiah Wright, Tony Rezko, and now Hatem El-Hady... bag-man to the terrorists.

Terrorist Fundraisers for Obama
By Patrick Poole

FrontPageMagazine.com
Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Two years ago, Hatem El-Hady was the chairman of the Toledo, Ohio-based Islamic charity, Kindhearts, which was closed by the US government in February 2006 for terrorist fundraising and all its assets frozen. Today, El-Hady has redirected his fundraising efforts for his newest cause - Barack Obama for President.

El-Hady has his own dedicated page on Barack Obama's official website, chronicling his fundraising on behalf of the Democratic Party presidential candidate (his Obama profile established on February 19, 2008 - two years to the day after Kindhearts was raided by the feds). Not only that, but he has none other than Barack Obama's wife, Michelle Obama, listed as one of his friends (one of her 224 listed friends).

[...]

Barack Obama has promised change. And as indicated by the public support that his candidacy has received by accused terrorist fundraiser Hatem El-Hady, Obama's version of change that terrorists and their US supporters can believe in.


There's a lot more detail between the ellipses. Obama IS offering change. Question is, just what kind of change are we talking about? And can America survive it?



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Food Rationing! In the United States!!!

Can you believe it!? Costco AND Wal Marts and Sam's Clubs are limiting the amount of rice customers can buy because of world-wide shortages.

Just a fluke of the market? Or is it a sign of things to come?



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Hillary Over Obama 55-45

Talking heads have been saying Hillary needs at least a 10-point spread to not just stay in the race, but to build momentum toward a more-than-before possible victory at the Democrat Convention. But now that she has that spread, these same talking heads still insist she's done, toast, nothing left to do but wipe the baby's backside and wrap it up.

Do you think the Media have a horse in this race? Think maybe they say what they say because they DON'T want her to win? Wouldn't it be nice if Nightly/Hourly News went back to "reporting" the news, rather than manipulating the news?

Congratulations Hill. Too bad Barack. But as said the Monkees,

The money's in
We're made of tin
We're here to give you more!


Please, give us more.



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Ouch!



The next seven months are going to be brutal!



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Can Barack Obama Really Heal This Nation?

"The Littlest Bush Hater"

Saddest part of all, this kid endorses Barack Obama after eight minutes of threatening to kill George W. Bush AND himself.

And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.

--Luke 17:26

And how was it in the day of Noah?

The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

--Genesis 6:11




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Mechanix of Salvation: Updated 04.21.08


Questions to Consider...

...Where did sin originate?
...What other reason might God have for choosing to die for Sin?
...And what besides Man needed cleansing from the stain of Sin?
...What relevance to heavenly architecture did both Moses'
        tabernacle, and the Temples on Mount Moriah have?
...When Jesus said, "It is finished," what specifically was finished?
...Were our sins wiped clean at that moment? At the Cross?
        or somewhere else?
...Why did He say to Mary outside the Tomb, "Do not touch me"?
...How does all this speak of Jesus' purpose in putting on human
        flesh?




Where did sin originate? Many will immediately shout, "the Garden of Eden!" Some would be more specific and shout out, "they ate what they shouldn't've!" And they would all be wrong. Sin did not originate with Eve, as some would say, or Adam, as yet others would say.

So where did Sin originate? Anyone?

Very good! Yes, Sin originated with Satan.

How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

Isaiah 14:12-14


Heaven was stained with sin long before Adam "ate what he shouldn't've." Think about that... there was sin in Heaven, before the very throne of God, BEFORE the event that cast Man out of the garden.

So why is this important? Well, let's look at the next question.

What other reason might God have for choosing to die for Sin? Everyone knows, or should know, that God's primary purpose [in terms of what was most needful for mankind] in taking on mortal flesh and allowing Himself to be killed was so that His blood could redeem mankind. Redeem... to buy back. But there was another equally important reason for Christ to die, and that was to redeem the heavens as well. To restore to pristine holiness ALL of God's creation. Man's sin alone was not all that needed cleansing. The heavens needed cleansing... NEED cleansing. Earth needs cleansing... And that is still to come.

How many reading this know that the Wilderness Tabernacle of Moses, as well as both Temples of Old Testament history are the exact likenesses of heavenly architecture? What existed in the Tabernacle and Temples had a duplicate in heaven. The point being, just as the High Priest had to enter the Holy of Holies once a year to sprinkle blood upon the mercy seat for the remission of Israel's sins, so too did the Holy of Holies in heaven require the sprinkling of blood.

Ask yourself, "When the High Priest kills the sacrifice upon the altar, is that where the process ends?" Of course not. As I just pointed out, the blood must be sprinkled upon the mercy seat... THAT is where the transaction is made. Not upon the altar. The Altar is where sacrifice is made, but not where transaction is made. So when Jesus said, "It is finished," what specifically was finished? Everything His mortal flesh was destined to do; namely, to die upon a Roman cross. The Sacrifice was made, and all the minutiae prophecy had laid out.

But what about Salvation? Were our sins wiped clean at that moment? At the Cross? Or somewhere else? The answer, in a nutshell, is "No." Our sins were not wiped clean at THAT moment... upon the cross. Mechanically speaking; they were as good as wiped clean, but one bit of work yet remained. Where our sins were finally wiped clean was in heaven itself before the throne of God.

Jesus said to Mary Magdalene on the morning of His resurrection,

Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

--John 20:17


Later that same day Jesus invited His disciples to touch Him and assure themselves that He was indeed alive, and not an apparition. So why tell Mary not to touch Him, but hours later invite touching?

...for I am not yet ascended to my Father...


Why is this significant?

The significance lies in the role of the High Priest. As High Priest, Jesus had to remain unstained by sin between the altar [the Cross] and the Holy of Holies [before the throne of God in heaven]. Just as Caiaphas was to cleanse and robe himself in special garments and remain "clean" of anything that defiles, so too had Jesus-- OUR High Priest.

Caiaphas, on the way to the Holy of Holies after having made the sacrifice, could never have entered in if anything unclean touched him in transit. He would have had to start all over again. Naturally, no one "unclean" would have been present in the Temple to disrupt the High Priest's highest order of business. Jesus therefore warned Mary Magdalene not to touch Him; He had not yet ascended to His father... to sprinkled the blood of His sacrifice upon the Mercy Seat of God in heaven. For that is where the transaction was to be made.

When Jesus finished the work of His sacrifice, he bought redemption not only for mankind, but for the heavens... the universe... and the earth as well. God is in the business of restoration. So when you look ahead to what you believe is in store for us as believers in the world to come, remember this: Heaven is not some pie in the sky destination. It is right here on earth. God's throne will be here on earth. He will live here with us. This world will be restored to what it was before Satan coerced Eve to eat, and Eve coerced Adam to sin. The world was perfect then, and God called it good. It will be good again.

Heaven will not be ethereal. It will be tangible. And perfect. Redeemed... bought back... and restored to its original glory. As will Man. You, me, and everyone else who has relied upon Jesus alone for salvation.

He is coming soon. Take a good look at yourself and consider your end. Everyone has sinned, everyone needs a savior. If you have not trusted the Lord for salvation, I urge you to do it now. No one is promised tomorrow. All you have to do, in your own words, is admit to God that you are a sinner and that you cannot save yourself. Tell Him you believe Jesus died for your sins, and that you believe He rose again. You know what you've done in your flesh... he knows too. Just be honest with Him. Then find yourself a Bible believing church. Pray to Him everyday and read His word, and do the things it tells you. Do THAT and you'll grow strong in your walk with God. Your life will not be without conflict or trial; the world will not suddenly love you, but you will be saved and spared the judgments that are coming very soon.

And in a day to come we will meet in the Golden City. The New Jerusalem.


UPDATE: Additions & Clarifications, Monday April 21, 2008

It is true that the blood holds paramount importance to the salvation of believers. Applied to the hearts of sinners, the blood of Jesus/God cleanses even the very blackest of souls of every sin; past, present, and future. But there is another reason for the blood.

The blood of the lamb was not just for the people of Israel who, having sacrificed their lambs and painted their lintels and posts with its blood, and staying IN-doors, could not see the blood-- it was on the outside! Yes, the blood was there to spare them the judgment of God, but the blood was there for another equally important reason.

And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.

--Exodus 12:13


"When I see the blood..." The blood was for a token for God to see. And this token was free to anyone who chose to accept it. More than a few Egyptians ALSO performed the sacrifice and painted their lintels and posts with the blood of unblemished lambs, roasting it indoors [rather than boiling, as Egyptians were wont to do], and eating it all while shod and ready to move.

This is a picture of what Christ did for us. God gave the Israelites the Passover and Jesus gave Christians Communion; same ritual, yet perfected in the Last Supper. But there is something deeper here as well.

"...when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.


The blood of Christ protects us from the plagues that are coming to this earth. God does not allow His people, the righteous, to suffer when he judges the nations; He spared Noah and his family; He spared Lot and his family. Likewise also He will spare us, as promised, from the judgments of the Tribulation.

Look up. Be ready. He is coming very very soon.




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EL is feeling much better

Thanks for all your prayers and "wellness" wishes, for me and my coworkers.




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EL is Über Sick....

It began Wednesday but I plodded on, working two jobs each day... refusing to be sick but only getting sicker. Now I am too sick to go to work next week. Antibiotics are out of the question since they wreak more havoc than help. I stayed away from church this morning, and will again tonight, because I'm not going to spread my germs any further. I wish I had been this thoughtful about spreading my germs/virus to my coworkers. God forgive me.



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"I Took God Out Of The Box..."

--Oprah Winfrey; Heretic, Hell Bound, and dragging millions with her.



Here is a woman who despite her gender, her race, and her weight has achieved a measure of fame and success few people ever do. The amount of influence she commands and wields is breathtaking; whatever she endorses sells through the roof. Likewise, whatever she dislikes, plummets. People listen to Oprah. And they believe what she says. Which is why her current edition of 'Oprah's Favorite Things' is so damnably dangerous.

Firstly, she has rejected Christianity: in her own words, "I took God out of the box..," [a favorite mantra of ER]. Oprah has rejected salvation, the cross, and Jesus as the ONLY way, the ONLY truth, and the ONLY light. And people are listening... and believing.

Because of her influence, she is perhaps the most dangerous woman in the world.

Secondly, she is leading millions away from the truth that in NO other name-- the name of Jesus Christ --is salvation to be found. Salvation that erases sin and allows sinful men to stand justified before the throne of God... as sons and daughters. But Oprah even rejects the "notion" of Sin. If the Antichrist could be a woman...!? Yet truly, she is nonetheless dangerous. And truly lost.

How many has she deceived? Thousands? Surely more than that! Hundreds of thousands? Millions? More? Watch the video... at least ONE woman in the audience of a past show stood up and defended that truth. Jesus is the ONLY way.

So what can we do?

Pray! First and foremost.

Here's my list:

1) That her message be silenced
2) That her audience not be deceived
3) That Oprah find true salvation through the shed blood of Jesus Christ
4) That those whom God calls will stand up in counterpoint to the deception she is teaching, in such a way that her acolytes may be turned from the lies to embrace the truth
5) That in our counterpoint we deliberately and unashamedly proclaim the true Gospel just as that woman in Oprah's audience did... even though the truth she told was not received.

There is only one way. And it is a narrow way. Necessarily narrow. Pray for Oprah-- diligently! And pray for all those she is leading pied piperish into the gaping maw of hell.


----
Thanks go to Ingrid Schlueter, and Mark.



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Hymn for the Pope - Long Live the Pope

--by Rt. Rev. Msgr. Hugh T. Henry, Litt. D.
H.G. Ganss, 1908

Long live the Pope! His praises sound
Again and yet again:
His rule is over space and time;
His throne the hearts of men:
All hail! the Shepherd King of Rome,
The theme of loving song:
Let all the earth his glory sing,
And heav'n the strain prolong.

Beleaguered by the foes of earth,
Beset by hosts of hell,
He guards the loyal flock of Christ,
A watchful sentinel:
And yet, amid the din and strife,
The clash of mace and sword,
He bears alone the shepherd staff,
This champion of the Lord.

His signet is the Fisherman's;
No scepter does he bear;
In meek and lowly majesty
He rules from Peter's Chair:
And yet from ev'ry tribe and tongue,
From ev'ry clime and zone,
Three hundred million voices sing,
The glory of his throne.

Then raise the chant, with heart and voice,
In church and school and home:
"Long live the Shepherd of the Flock!
Long live the Pope of Rome!"
Almighty Father, bless his work,
Protect him in his ways,
Receive his pray'rs, fulfill his hopes
And grant him "length of days."


----
Taken from "The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book" (1920) by Nicola A. Montani




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Posted at Dan's Place

[Reposted here because he may very well delete it as he did my previous comment which, unfathomably, he reposted in toto in his next comment telling everyone he deleted my comment]

No, Dan. I am unaffected by your decision to delete my comment. I am not afraid of you, Marty, or Alan.

I have come to a conclusion however.

Based on 200 plus comments back and forth at at least two previous posts here, I don't believe we ARE brothers in Christ. Call me brother if you wish, but I won't respond in kind.

Delete this one too, if you like. Flippantly suggest I'd wet my pants because you delete a comment? Ha! Truth is, you can't take the heat/pressure of being called out for your highly dubious stance on the mechanics of faith/grace, OR your lack of respect for the sanctity of scripture.

2 Corinthians 6:17 says, "...come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you."

So, you get your wish; I'm leaving you alone. I'm tired of feeling dirty every time I get caught up in one of your pointless, hollow discussions.

8:52 pm


It may appear I am bitter. I assure you I am not. Am I angry? You betcha. At myself for allowing the rhetoric of heretics to draw me into "pointless, hollow discussions."

I and others have tried very hard to be charitable to Dan and his like-minded fellows. But it has become increasingly clear to me and "others" that Dan and his krewe worship a different god. Now, I'm no Elijah, to call down fire from heaven and lop the heads off of four-hundred fifty priests of Baal/Liberal Theologians, so I'll do what Paul told the Church at Corinth to do. And that is.

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

2 Corinthians 6:14-18


If you want an education in "The Gospel According to Dan," and feel you have the stomach to wade through 200 plus comments, you can check out the following posts and their comments.

Begin here: What are you trying to say, Dan?, you can then follow that one up with: What's it all About?

For the record, I'm not enjoying this. I'd much rather pat him on the back for caring enough about the truth of God's word to urge the unbelieving world to repent of their sins FIRST. Rather than teach them to "follow Christ" [as though that were even possible for the unrepentant soul], then hope they somehow come to be saved.

Truth is under siege. The Word of God is under siege. Some are trying to fight it. Some, sadly, are not.

It's time... long since time... I drew a line in the sand. And I can't concern myself with hurting anyone's feelings. Truth is paramount.




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Is God Judging America?

--Ray Comfort
April 8, 2008

America is nine trillion dollars in debt. For those who normally don't count that high and are not familiar with how much that is, a "trillion" is a thousand billion. That's no small change. Ironically, 1.7 trillion of that debt is to Arab nations, 200 billion to China and 125 billion to Russia. Think about those nations for a minute.

Over two million houses are in foreclosure. Two million. A gallon of milk costs as much as a gallon of gas, and a gallon of gas is costing an arm and a leg. Add to that the incredibly bad news that we are not winning the war over cancer--over 2,300,000 Americans will get cancer in the next year, many of whom will be children, and you can see that we are in serious trouble.

ABC News recently published an article titled "More Than 60 Percent of U.S. in Drought." We have become used to seeing onslaughts of floods, hurricanes lining up on our coasts, and killer tornadoes by the dozens ripping up the nation like there's no tomorrow. And, of course, we are in a war that it seems we can't win.

The above are all signs of God's dealings with a sinful nation. If you find that hard to believe, read Deuteronomy 28 and see what God warned would happen to Israel if they forsook His Commandments and turned their backs on Him. Hold onto a pen and underline places where Scripture warns that they will get into financial debt and become the tail, not the head. Look again at the nations to whom we are in debt. Underline how God says that aliens will flood the country, or that their enemies will overcome them, or that disease will plague them.

When you hold your pen also hold on to your theology, because that chapter will destroy any image of God as being a celestial Santa Claus. He is a God of Justice and truth as much as He is of love and mercy. To have a mere one or two virtues of His character in your image of God, and to leave out the others, is to have an idol in your mind.

We are no different than ancient Israel. We are a nation that has forgotten God and created other gods before Him. He lavished His goodness upon us and we have blasphemed His holy name. Instead of honoring the God who gave us life, we have bowed before the golden calf of Wall Street (which is melting before our eyes). We have also embraced the foolish, unsubstantiated, unscientific theory paraded as the gospel truth called "evolution," and when the blossoms bloom, mother nature is praised for what she has made. Our churches are filled with preachers who preach another gospel, portraying God as a divine butler. As a nation, we have forgotten God. Almost. When there's a tragic disaster and people are killed and property destroyed, insurance companies call it "An act of God." Perhaps they have been reading the truths of Holy Scripture.




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Narrow

It IS a narrow book; a narrow path and narrow faith. It is necessarily an exclusive faith, yet open to all, and free to all; Every one who thirsts, come to the waters; And you who have no money come, buy and eat. Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. The savior is clear; Buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

This narrow book, word, path, faith is condemned by the pompous, and parsed by the heretic, and mocked by the ignorant. Who will defend the truth of God? Will the hypocrite defend the truth of God's grace? Will the unrepentant defend the word of God whose message drags their sin into the light; the clear and unambiguous light? More to the point, will those who claim Christ, defend the truth? or will they join the ranks of the lost in fabricating, and sowing for truth, private interpretations that save no one?

'God saves!' They cry. 'Not any doctrine!' Blind heretics. Deaf to the truth of God's word. Even denying the spirit they claim has bought them! But bought them with what!? The works of their own hearts and hands? or the very blood of God? Yet because some insist on the word of God, these same heretics call the clear teaching of God's word 'extrabiblical.' They insist we who defend the truth of God's word cease and desist in purporting to know the mind of God, for, they claim, no one can. All the while claiming to know of a certain that their damnable heresies are beyond controversy. And they accuse us of idolatry.

They cannot see truth. They cannot hear truth. They do not know truth. They reinvent the scriptures to suit themselves, and teach to the ignorant heresies in place of the truth of God. Their path is the broad way; the way that leads to destruction. They reject the narrow path. They reject it because it is necessarily exclusive DESPITE the truth that ALL are welcome.

All are welcome, but many will refuse the call. Many are called, but few are chosen. Not everyone who says, 'Lord, Lord!' will enter into life. The way is narrow ladies and gentlemen. Narrow. Continue twisting and rewriting scripture all you want. You may believe it makes you look enlightened... loving even. But love-- real love --is unafraid to tell the sinner that they will die in their sin unless they ask Jesus Christ to save them; a feat He is able to perform because he took up His cross and carried it to His death; where He was lifted up, and His blood shed; the same blood which was sprinkled upon the altar before the throne of God in heaven, thus satisfying God's requirement for the restoration of man to holy fellowship with Almighty God.

Continue to make excuses for sin; telling the sinner God will show mercy because He is Love. And when they die in their sins, and consigned forever to the torments and punishments of hell, their blood will be upon YOUR hands... And God will not hold you guiltless. Chances are you yourselves will likely share those torments with the ones you drew away from the narrow... the necessarily narrow path our savior set for us.

Be Ye Separate! He said. Come Out From Among Them! He said. Touch Not The Unclean Thing! He said. Love The LORD Thy God! He said. Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself! He said. It's possible to do all these things. Simultaneously. Without compromising the truth of God. Truth that ANYONE can know.

Anyone who is on the narrow and ASKS to be enlightened, that is.



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All My Heroes Are Going to Ground...


Charlton Heston
October 4, 1924 - April 5, 2008






























"...when you pull it from my cold dead hand, Pharaoh!"

"May the good Lord bless and keep you. May he make his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. May he lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace."




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What's Wrong With government Schools?


The $2 Bill













I've had this problem myself. I've even had problems passing Susan B.'s




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Who killed Martin. Really? WHAT killed King? Really?
Was it fear? Was it selfishness? Spite? or something as simple as petty hatred?

Personally, I think Politics killed Martin Luther King. Just as Politics is killing America today.

I believe America is ready for a "Black" president, though I'd much prefer an American president. Obama is not American enough to be president.... by all indications he identifies himself as black more than he does American.

There's nothing wrong with "pride in where one hails from..." but there's something seriously wrong with the kind of pride that sees color in terms of racial superiority.

When I see Obama, and hear him speak, I can't help but think the name "David Duke." Racism isn't pretty, under the banner of ANY skin pigmentation.


Updating [Because everyone else is politicizing this day] :

Harking back to a post I made at my old digs Pocket full of Mumbles, wherein I introduced an article by Bob Parks, I find it more than apropos to reintroduce the subject of racism and slavery.... as delineated by Wayne Perryman of

WAYNE PERRYMAN ON BEHALF OF HIMSELF
AND THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CITIZENS
OF THE UNITED STATES,
Petitioner,

v.

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE
AND NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY,
Respondents.


a case before the 9th circuit court of appeals in 2005-06

But Bob Parks lays out the charges against the Democrat Party, which they did not deny, thusly:

In the class-action Reparation lawsuit against the Democratic Party, will the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rule against the Democrats and order them to apologize to African Americans in 2006? In their brief to the Court of Appeals (Case No. 05-35890), Democrats are not denying the fact that their party was behind many of the racist acts that have affected Blacks during the past 200 years. The Democrat's own Political Platforms as well as Congressional Records show that as a party:

1. Democrats supported Slavery and its expansion into the northern states

2. Democrats introduced the Missouri Compromise and the Kansas-Nebraska Act to expand slavery into the northern states.

3. Democrats support of the Dred Scott Decision

4. Democrats supported Fugitive Slave Laws

5. Democrats collectively opposed the 13th Amendment to end slavery

6. Democrats collectively opposed the 14th Amendment to give blacks citizenship

Democrats collectively opposed the 15th Amendment to give blacks the right to vote

7. Democrats exhausted every efforts to destroy Reconstruction including opposing the 1867 Reconstruction Act and coming up with the Compromise of 1877

Democrats opposed the Freedman Bureau

8. Democrats opposed Senate Bill 60 of 1866 to give blacks 40 acres and mule (It was Democratic President Andrew Johnson that vetoed the Bill.

9. Democrats supported of the Slaughter House Case

10. Democrats opposed the 1866 Civil Rights Acts

11. Democrats opposed the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871 and continue to oppose anti-lynching laws up through 1965

12. Democrats passed a multitude of Jim Crow Legislation

13. Democrats passed of Black Codes

14. Democrats establishment of the Ku Klux Klan and other terrorist auxiliaries for their Party to keep blacks in their place

15. Democrats promoted White Supremacy

16. Democrats opposed blacks schools and colleges

17. Democrats supported of Plessy v Ferguson legalizing Segregation

18. Democrats were against the decision in the case of Brown v Board of Education

19. Democrats supported, participated and endorsed over 5,000 lynching in states under their control

20. Democrats opposed to the NAACP and other organization designed to help blacks

21. Democrats were in opposition to blacks holding political office and drove many from office during Reconstruction with terror and violence

22. Southern Democrats debated against the passage of the 1964 Civil Right Act

23. Southern Democrats debated against the passage of 1965 Voting Rights Act

24. Southern Democrats fought against Affirmative Action

25. Southern Democrats fought against the integration of Southern schools

26. Democrats supported and participated in burning down middle class black communities like those in Rosewood, Florida, Wilmington, North Carolina and the Greenwood District (Black Wallstreet) in Tulsa Oklahoma.

27. Southern Democrats fraudulently took over two million acres of black property according to an investigation by Associated Press.

28. Democrats in an effort to keep blacks in their place used sadistic torture, terror and violence including: lynching, mutilations, murder, decapitations and beating and burning to death countless number of blacks.



In their brief to the court, Democrat's are not arguing that they did not commit these horrific inhumane acts, their only defense is that according to Lujan v The Defenders of Wildlife case, the Plaintiff, Rev. Wayne Perryman, an inner-city minister from Seattle, does not have the legal authority (or "standing") to bring this matter to the court. This is the same arguments used to dismiss the reparation cases sponsored by Johnnie Cochran and Professor Charles Ogletree.

In their brief to the court, attorney David Burman (representing the Democratic Party) told the court: "Conceding to the horrors of slavery and racism and even accepting for purposes of this motion that the Democratic Party in the past supported or acquiesced in those horrors, nowhere does the Complaint makes the required showing of any 'concrete and personalized injury' necessary to confer standing. The Plaintiff's injuries are the same injuries that were inflicted on all African Americans over a 200 year period and affect the entire African American Community."

The Democrats are spending thousands of dollars in legal fees to fight this case. Rev. Perryman responded with the attached 10 page Reply Brief to challenge their position on standing. Rev. Perryman is not seeking monetary damages only a public apology. He is the only black leader not afraid to go after the powerful Democratic Party while challenging the Republican Party.


And before anyone tries to criticize Bob Parks as being yet another Conservative with an ax to grind-- you'd be right, but you'd best take a look at his site anyway. Here's one black who doesn't hate America.


Updating Yet Again [Because I feel like it] :

Bob Parks on:

Liberal Hypocrisy In Crossvoting

Funny, it was okay when Democrats "crossvoted" for John McCain to screw Mitt Romney, but when the Rush Limbaugh/Ann Coulter strategy of voting for Hillary to avoid Obama worked, all hell is breaking loose…

Oh, but now that the shenanigans have messed with Democrat primary results, let's call the cops.


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Another Quote From the "Give me Liberty..." Guy


"It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ."

--Patrick Henry


Amen. Too many people believe to the contrary...

...out of ignorance.



Check out Perri Nelson's latest, No Voter Left Behind; an honest and instructive look at what truly ails America.



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Before I Pass Final Judgment, I'll Read the Book...

Ann Coulter, hated WASP, and favorite Liberal target, loses the argument with the title of her latest post...

Or does she?


An excerpt from...

Obama's Dimestore 'Mein Kampf'
--Ann Coulter, April 2, 2008

Obama is about to be our next president: You might want to take a peek [at Obama's book 'Dreams From My Father']. If only people had read "Mein Kampf"...


I'll have to either suck up the cost and buy Obama's book, or find it at the library.




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Operation Chaos Update


Fascinating Democrat Popular Vote Totals:
Obama's Lead Is Almost All in Cook County, Illinois!


Quoting the MahaRushie:
I've got some startling numbers regarding the Democrat primary popular vote. I heard Tony Blankley discussing these recently. Hillary Clinton right now is 700,000 or so popular votes behind Obama. Six hundred thousand of those 700,000 she's behind are in Obama's home state, Illinois. Four hundred thousand of the 600,000 are from Cook County. I want to review these numbers, by the way, as I heard Tony Blankley mention. This is one of the reasons why the Clintons are pressing on. They're pressing on for psychological reasons. They're pressing on for entitlement reasons, and just because they're the Clintons; but there are also some political facts here that are contributing to this. Some people in the Democrat side are proposing all kinds of ways to solve this contretemps, and that is, "Well, let's look at the states with the candidate who has won the most electoral votes." That would be Hillary. "Well, let's look at the popular vote."

That right now would be Obama. Then, of course, the superdelegates, then the credentials committee at the convention. There are any number of ways people are trying to do it. "Fast Eddie" Rendell, the governor of Pennsylvania , has said that whoever wins Pennsylvania wins the nomination. Not as far as Obama is concerned. The candidates aren't going to say that. After Pennsylvania, one of them is not going to drop out, but that's what Fast Eddie is trying to do. He's a Clinton supporter, but here are the numbers. Let's look at the popular vote side, since some people are suggesting that could be an arbiter here. Right now, I think, according to -- if I heard Tony Blankley correctly, she's behind 700,000 popular votes, somewhere in that range, and of the 700,000 give or take popular votes that she's behind, more than 600,000 of the popular votes that she's behind are from Illinois, which is Obama's state.

The number is 639,109 popular votes that Obama got over Hillary in Illinois. Now, of those 600,000 that Obama is ahead of Hillary in Illinois , more than 400,000 of the 600,000 are from one county: Cook County , Chicago. What was the beer with the slogan, "The beer that made Milwaukee famous"? Was it Pabst Blue Ribbon? Schlitz? Schlitz, yeah. Pabst Blue Ribbon? It was Pabst? Pabst Blue Ribbon? Yeah. It's Schlitz, okay! Schlitz made Milwaukee famous. Well, Cook County is the county that made election rigging famous. And I'm telling you, 400,000 of the 700,000 popular votes that Obama is ahead by came from Cook County. Now, the Clintons can't point this out. They dare not point this out because it's a Democrat power base, but they know it. They know what's going on. This is one of the reasons why they are staying in. You throw Illinois out of this, and the popular vote, and they're only separated here by a hundred thousand, if you throw Illinois out of this. (laughter) Operation Chaos.

--Rush Limbaugh, April 1, 2008


Here's a RealClearPolitics-eye view of the numbers.
[numbers subject to change after Philadelphia]


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Lay aside ignorance! This is what Islam is....



Geert Wilders has been sentenced to death... by Islam. Because he told the truth.


Europe is awakening to this dangerous mental disease. America should follow suit.




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Spreading the Love

...and the Truth about Barack H. Obama



The Real Obama
--by Ken Blackwell

[C]ivilizational war is real, even if political leaders and polite punditry must call it by another name.

--Robert D. Kaplan in the December 2001 issue of the Atlantic Monthly



It’s an amazing time to be alive in America. We’re in a year of firsts in this presidential election: the first viable woman candidate; the first viable African-American candidate; and, a candidate who is the first frontrunning freedom fighter over 70. The next president of America will be a first.

We won’t truly be in an election of firsts, however, until we judge every candidate by where they stand. We won’t arrive where we should be until we no longer talk about skin color or gender.

Now that Barack Obama steps to the front of the Democratic field, we need to stop talking about his race, and start talking about his policies and his politics.

The reality is this: Though the Democrats will not have a nominee until August, unless Hillary Clinton drops out, Mr. Obama is now the frontrunner, and its time America takes a closer and deeper look at him.

Some pundits are calling him the next John F. Kennedy. He’s not. He’s the next George McGovern. And it’s time people learned the facts.

Because the truth is that Mr. Obama is the single most liberal senator in the entire U.S. Senate. He is more liberal than Ted Kennedy, Bernie Sanders, or Mrs. Clinton.

Never in my life have I seen a presidential frontrunner whose rhetoric is so far removed from his record. Walter Mondale promised to raise our taxes, and he lost. George McGovern promised military weakness, and he lost. Michael Dukakis promised a liberal domestic agenda, and he lost.

Yet Mr. Obama is promising all those things, and he’s not behind in the polls. Why? Because the press has dealt with him as if he were in a beauty pageant.

Mr. Obama talks about getting past party, getting past red and blue, to lead the United States of America. But let’s look at the more defined strokes of who he is underneath this superficial "beauty."

Start with national security, since the president’s most important duties are as commander-in-chief. Over the summer, Mr. Obama talked about invading Pakistan, a nation armed with nuclear weapons; meeting without preconditions with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who vows to destroy Israel and create another Holocaust; and Kim Jong II, who is murdering and starving his people, but emphasized that the nuclear option was off the table against terrorists — something no president has ever taken off the table since we created nuclear weapons in the 1940s. Even Democrats who have worked in national security condemned all of those remarks. Mr. Obama is a foreign-policy novice who would put our national security at risk.

Next, consider economic policy. For all its faults, our health care system is the strongest in the world. And free trade agreements, created by Bill Clinton as well as President Bush, have made more goods more affordable so that even people of modest means can live a life that no one imagined a generation ago. Yet Mr. Obama promises to raise taxes on "the rich." How to fix Social Security? Raise taxes. How to fix Medicare? Raise taxes. Prescription drugs? Raise taxes. Free college? Raise taxes. Socialize medicine? Raise taxes. His solution to everything is to have government take it over. Big Brother on steroids, funded by your paycheck.

Finally, look at the social issues. Mr. Obama had the audacity to open a stadium rally by saying, "All praise and glory to God!" but says that Christian leaders speaking for life and marriage have "hijacked" — hijacked — Christianity. He is pro-partial birth abortion, and promises to appoint Supreme Court justices who will rule any restriction on it unconstitutional. He espouses the abortion views of Margaret Sanger, one of the early advocates of racial cleansing. His spiritual leaders endorse homosexual marriage, and he is moving in that direction. In Illinois, he refused to vote against a statewide ban — ban — on all handguns in the state. These are radical left, Hollywood, and San Francisco values, not Middle America values.

The real Mr. Obama is an easy target for the general election. Mrs. Clinton is a far tougher opponent. But Mr. Obama could win if people don’t start looking behind his veneer and flowery speeches. His vision of "bringing America together" means saying that those who disagree with his agenda for America are hijackers or warmongers. Uniting the country means adopting his liberal agenda and abandoning any conflicting beliefs.

But right now everyone is talking about how eloquent of a speaker he is and — yes — they’re talking about his race. Those should never be the factors on which we base our choice for president. Mr. Obama’s radical agenda sets him far outside the American mainstream, to the left of Mrs. Clinton.

It’s time to talk about the real Barack Obama. In an election of firsts, let’s first make sure we elect the person who is qualified to be our president in a nuclear age during a global civilizational war.

----

Mr. Blackwell is a Senior Fellow at the American Civil Rights Union, the Family Research Council, and the Texas Public Policy Foundation





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Who said Atheists don't have their own holiday!?

This is it!

Happy April Fools Day Everyone!


The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God

--Psalm 14:1





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